Costs News

A place for members and the public alike to discover what's going on in the industry.

22 July 2021

News in brief - 22.07.2021

New costs firm launches in Manchester Costs Lawyers Victoria Morrison-Hughes and Tom Walsh have launched Integral Legal Costs, a new firm in South Manchester. Ms Morrison-Hughes was head of the Manchester office of Burcher Jennings &nd... view

22 July 2021

Costs judge sets aside “unreasonable and unfair” £250,000 fixed-fee agreement

A costs judge has set aside a fixed-fee agreement on the grounds that its terms were unreasonable and the client did not have the time to seek advice on it. In Tripipatkul v WH Lawrence Ltd (t/a WH Lawrence Solicitors) [2021] EWHC B13 (Cost... view

22 July 2021

Credit hire company fails in bid to overturn non-party costs order

A circuit judge has rejected a credit hire organisation’s (CHO) argument that it was not the real party to litigation to recover its fee and instead upheld a decision to make a non-party costs order against it. Gary Herring, the partn... view

15 July 2021

Compulsory ADR is lawful and should be encouraged, heavyweight report concludes

A Civil Justice Council report said this week that compulsory alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is lawful and should be encouraged. It said that so long as parties remained free to choose to continue their litigation in the courts, there... view

15 July 2021

News in brief - 15.07.2021

Legal Aid Agency bids to reduce number of civil bills it rejects The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is improving its monitoring of civil bill rejects in a bid to reduce their number, it has announced. The changes will update the guidanc... view